Catullus, full name Gaius Valerius Catullus (84-54 BC),
Roman poet, often considered the greatest writer of Latin lyric verse.
Welcome to the new Catullus website! Since 1995 this has been the site for translations of the poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus. More than 125 Catullus fans have submitted their translations to create a collection containing more than 540 versions of Catullus poems in 23 different languages. At this site you can find these texts together with background information on this ancient poet.
At this site you can find information on Catullus: The biography about Catullus tells about Catullus himself, his love for Lesbia and the style of his poetry. Included are of course the most famous of Catullus' works: the so-called Lesbia poems, which variously express deep passion and devotion, and hatred and scorn for a mysterious lady, identified only as Lesbia.
The information on this site is provided by people from all over the world. At the moment, thanks to the many contributors of the translations, all Carmina Catulli are available in English:) New translations are always welcome and will be added as soon as possible. I can not guarantee the quality of all translations, so if you find any typos or other errors, let me know and help improve the content of the site! Can you help complete any of the languages? Let me know!
Information about the site manager can be found at his homepage. Feedback is greatly appreciated:) I hope this site is of any use to you and that you will enjoy your visit:)